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Location:

Vestavia,AL,USA

Member Since:

May 31, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Marathon Top 10 Finishes: 7 Bridges ('15), Utah Valley ('13), Salt Lake City ('08), Top of Utah ('07), and St. Louis ('04). Ran around the equator (24901.55) in 4,388 days.

Personal Records
Marathon 2:39 (SLC '08)
1/2 Marathon 1:12.30 (Provo River, aided '08)
10K 34:16 (Track, sea level '00)
10K 33:15 (Des 10K, aided '08)
8K 25:32 (Crack of Dawn, aided '13)
5K 16:44 (Track, sea level '00)
5K 16:07 (Running of the Leopards, aided '12)
 

Short-Term Running Goals:

NYC Marathon November 3, 2019 done 

London Marathon October 3, 2021 done

Tokyo Marathon 202#???...

And my largest challenge to date, raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my cancer survivorship and in memory of those lost to blood cancer...
DONE! $26,403.70

https://pages.lls.org/tnt/al/london2021/awende

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy being a Masters Runner.

Get under 3 hours one more time...

Personal:

Grew up outside Chicago and joined the blog while I lived in Salt Lake City. Now living outside Birmingham. I am married with two daughters. Wife thinks I'm crazy for doing marathons. And yes I am crazy I'm a scientist for a living...

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Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 68.50 Year: 424.50
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 136.06
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 200.18
Nike Vaporfly Pink Lifetime Miles: 105.22
Brooks Launch Blue #31 Lifetime Miles: 221.25
Brooks Launch White #32 Lifetime Miles: 224.75
Brooks Launch Green #33 Lifetime Miles: 223.50
Saucony Rides Black #31 Lifetime Miles: 222.25
Saucony Rides Grey #32 Lifetime Miles: 224.50
Saucony Rides Turquoise #33 Lifetime Miles: 222.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
32.004.000.000.0036.000.000.0036.00
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9.000.000.000.009.000.000.009.00

What an amazing day. Early AM run from home to SH and then three loops. Nice and easy. The weather was perfect. Then a PM hike with the family on top of Little Mountain.

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Rest and recovery. Not too much sleep with the conference coming up. Will try and just get in some quality miles here and there this week as my schedule sees fit.

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I’m just in survival mode right now. Crazy hours with little sleep, about 5hrs last night. I did manage to get out of bed in time for a run. I was planning on doing some miles at marathon pace since I was going to miss my Tues speed work. I got to SH, I alternated 2mi easy w/ 2mi at pace. I only hit one of the 4 miles where I wanted to be. I think because of the work stress. Another hard night tonight (I’m still at work as I type this). Hopefully next week things will get back to “normal”.

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Well the good news is I’m about to leave lab. The bad news, well you can see the time of this post.

I managed to sneak out for dinner with the family and a short run. It was great no watch, no Garmin, just a hat, shorts, and shoes. Exactly what summer running should be. It felt good. I would say I went a brisk pace but the important thing is that it was relaxing.

I have to thank Sasha for that kind and motivational e-mail. I received it right at the low point of my day and it helped turn my attitude around. Part of my problem was that as soon as I could run any mileage again I expected to be back. Then when I hit the track the last few weeks and hit the 400s and 200s in the times I was, I felt that I was fully back. However, with the crazy hours I’ve been working the last two weeks it is no wonder I can’t maintain pace. Unfortunately, this workload is most likely going to continue through July 16th, when my next grant is do. Wish me luck.

As far as the “work” related questions go from Sasha. RER is a good measure for substrate utilization people in the lab and around use it routinely. I do not know the answer to the second part of your question as I was trained as a molecular biologist and don’t fully understand the physiology behind sports science methodology. However, I do have some friends in that department and I have passed along the rest of your questions. I do measure glycogen routinely and unfortunately you need muscle. I can’t think of a non-invasive measure but if I come across one I will surely pass it along.

Good night (morning)

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Easy run in the morning. Very tired. Leave for Chicago tomorrow.

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It is nice to be in Chicago again. Ran along the lake front. 2 miles with a person from my lab and the rest on my own. The skyline is powerful and energizing.

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Today was my presentation. It was the largest crowd I've given a talk to (~200). Overall it went well but there is still room for improvement. I was not able to get up in time to run before the talk for fear of showing up late and then I was in meetings followed by dinner until 1am.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
32.004.000.000.0036.000.000.0036.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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